My running shoes--especially my right one--were exceptionally lonely for a few months. Lonely like the dreaded SHU on "Orange Is the New Black" kind of lonely. But now my Saucony kicks are working their way back into the general population: I've been wearing them on bike rides. (Surgeon forbid me from clipping into my pedals.) On Monday morning, I sported them on a fitness walk, replete with five (5!) hill repeats. And I recently even took them for a walk/run on an amazing Alter-G treadmill. (Oh, the joy of working up a true sweat!)
After five weeks in a cast, then slightly longer than that in a weight-bearing boot, my foot is a bundle of issues. Inflexible toes, a locked-up ankle, and perhaps now worst of all: a tight arch. When I asked my physical therapist why my high arch was so sore and unhappy, she blamed it on the complete absence of arch support in the boot.
I don't have that problem in my running shoes: Thanks to Sof Sole Fit inserts, my crazy-high arch is cradled. This support allows my arch to relax and release stress. I've sworn by Sof Sole Fit inserts when training for marathons, now I'm equally grateful for them as I make progress toward taking my first running steps in months.
Oh, and while my running shoes languished in a bin by our back door, another Sof Sole product lived inside them, keeping them fresh: Sneakerballs. Give 'em a twist before putting them in shoes (or gym bags), and they suck up stink. My nose is always grateful for the Sneakerballs, whether they've been living in my shoes overnight--or for weeks on end.
Three gals will win their own pair of Sof Sole Fit inserts (in either low, neutral, or high arch) plus a 6-pack of Sof Sole Sneakerballs. To enter to win, tell us where you've been getting your support from this summer. Is it your BRF, who is logging training miles next to you? Your spouse, taking care of the kids while you get in your long weekend run? Your treadmill, that's been carrying you through multiple miles to beat the oppressive heat? Whatever (or whoever) is supporting you, tell us by clicking on Comments ribbon under this post on our site to be entered to win this Sof Sole combo-pack.
Can't wait to find out if you're one of the three winners? Get 30% off all products at Sofsole.com using promo code AMR30.
[Some fine print for this fine prize.] This sweepstakes is open to those over 18 and residents of United States and Canada. Part of a series of weekly running giveaways, it begins on 7/29/15 and ends on 8/4/15. We will announce the three random winners on our Facebook page on 8/6/15, as well as notifying the winners by email. One entry per person. The value of each prize is from $49.98. The number of eligible entries received determines the odds of winning. Void where prohibited by law.